Cutting Corn Off the Cob – Prep Tip

I cannot take credit for this great tip. I learned it from watching the amazing Alton Brown on Food Network. When cutting corn off the cob, use a small cup or bowl to balance one end of the cob on, so that your knife can slide down past the bottom of the corn cob, taking […]

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The Attack of the Turkey!

It’s coming! You knew it would come. Thanksgiving is just days away. Whether you’ve never attempted to cook a turkey or you’ve done hundreds of them, the thought of taking on The Bird is already a daunting task. Ultimately, you can ensure that the turkey you serve will be safe to eat, crispy on the […]

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Sweet and Spicy Green Bean Pickles

I’m an unrepentant pickle nut. At some point in the past, one of my ancestors must have had vinegar for blood because my people will pickle anything. I thought about doing something creative and unexpected with cucumbers to start, but I’ve been craving these green beans for weeks, so we’re just gonna dive right in! […]

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How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg

If you’re like me, you settle for the best you can manage when it comes to cooking eggs. They’re tricky, and it’s much easier to order them than to make them the way you like. My second most difficult egg struggle has been with fried eggs. I like a perfectly cooked but not burnt egg […]

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Coffee Talk

The people that love you are likely to forgive you for a great many things, but bad coffee is not one of them. There are rules about coffee now. We have professional baristas explaining to us which coffee goes with which food and on what day, even! You can put lemon in your espresso, but […]

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Healthy Coconut Caramel Sauce

Oh, this stuff is yum!  I think it’s better than “real” caramel. It’s pretty easy to make, but you want to be very gentle with it. Cook low and slow. Coconut Caramel Sauce Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar 1 Can Coconut Milk 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil or Ghee 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Teaspoon Sea […]

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Eggs Sous Vide, aka, The Only “Poached” Egg I Can Successfully Pull Off

Confession:  I cannot poach an egg to save my life. Believe me. I’ve tried and tried. I’ve listened to all the advice and tried all the different techniques, and I am convinced that it is simply magic that only immortals can perform. Leave it to the French to invent culinary magic for mere humans to […]

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